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YAAA Lunch & Learn: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

People with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) experience changes in their mood, energy, sleep, weight, and appetite during the winter. Typically these changes begin in fall, reach their worst in December through February, and improve in the spring. Some individuals report changes as early as September, while others report changes beginning later in the fall. Similarly, some find that their symptoms have improved by early spring, while others find that symptoms continue until late spring. Some patients with SAD report their mood worsens with a series of dark days even in the summertime. Dr.

Mindful Movement Yoga

Do you feel stressed much of the time or like you can’t quite catch your breath? If so, you’re not alone. There are simple yet highly effective ways to help the body and mind alleviate the effects of daily stress. Join DiversAbility at Yale, Future Leaders of Yale, Yale Veterans Network, and Danielle Casioppo, Education Specialist with Being Well at Yale and certified yoga teacher.

How Black Women Geniuses Changed the Face of Popular Music Culture

With an innovative perspective on the story of Black women in popular music―and who should rightly tell it―Liner Notes for the Revolution pioneers a long-overdue recognition and celebration of Black women musicians as radical intellectuals. Daphne A. Brooks William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Music, will be discussing the subject from her book “Liner Notes for the Revolution: How Black Women Geniuses Changed the Face of Popular Music Culture.”

From the Supply Side to the Bedside: Advancing Integrated Strategies to Promote Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination

In partnership with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Yale Nursing examines drivers and potential solutions to vaccine inequities in Black, Hispanic, and Immigrant communities. Invited guests and panelists include Congressional representatives, Yale faculty, and national stakeholders.

YSC Session: Radical Imagination

Please join the conversation on “Radical Imagination,” a YSC Session with filmmaker and producer Shivaike Shah, Professor Eric Glover, and doctoral candidate Chris Londa exploring how imagination spans across disciplines in research and practice (including the sciences, professional practices, etc.) and the ripple effects that creativity has on one’s work.

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Uprooting Medea

Writer and producer Shivaike Shah will present the Uprooting Medea project, which was originally developed at the University of Oxford to interrogate the performance history and legacy of Medea, as well as the classics more broadly. The project explores topics of race, belonging, and identity, by centering these themes already prevalent in Euripides’s original. Shah’s presentation will explore the creative practice of elevating global-majority artists through multimedia forms including theater, film, music, and poetry.

The First Growing Season: Saving and Investment Strategies for Young Adult Years

Join the Future Leaders of Yale, Yale African American Affinity Group, Yale Latino Networking Group, and Working Women’s Network for the next Building Wealth Generator Series event entitled “The First Growing Season: Saving and Investment Strategies for Young Adult Years”. We will discuss step by step building emergency fund, maximizing 401(k) contributions, and step by step building investments.

Guest speakers will include Stephen R. Vaughan and Eric Judge, CFP. This event will be moderated by Elvin Turner, JD, MBA.

YAAA Book Club Discussion - On Juneteenth

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group for a book club discussion of On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed.

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

Register by Friday, May 13th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

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